Appendix A

Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions

Chapter 1

Do I Know This Already?

1. A. Spear phishing is one of the most common social engineering attacks where the attacker searches for public information about the victim to send a targeted email to steal information. Typo squatting (or typosquatting) is a technique used by adversaries that leverages human error when typing a URL in their web browser. Pharming is the term used to describe a threat actor redirecting a victim from a valid website or resource to a malicious one that could be made to appear as a valid site to the user. From there, an attempt is made to extract confidential information from the user or to install malware in the victim’s system. ...

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